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The classic story about a cat in danger of using up all of her nine lives from the author of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark.
Suzy is a little striped cat, who lives in a French seaside village with a fisherman and his four sons. Like all cats, Suzy is very inquisitive, which causes problems when she climbs into the basket of a hot air balloon – and is carried off over the channel to England! How will she ever get back to France? It won’t be easy, but Suzy refuses to be put off by a bit of water.
Filled with gentle humour and comfort, Jill Tomlinson’s animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good read for decades. Perfect for kids aged 5+ who love Julia Donaldson, and Dick King Smith’s The Sheep Pig. This edition is beautifully illustrated by Paul Howard.
Have you enjoyed all of Jill’s animal stories?
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark
The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home
The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up
The Hen Who Wouldn’t Give Up
The Otter Who Wanted to Know
The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out
Jill Tomlinson never intended to be a writer. She trained as an opera singer, and then decided to have a family whilst her voice matured. But illness intervened, and she had to find another outlet for her energies. She started on a journalism course, and by the third lesson decided she wanted to write for children. So she did! Jill Tomlinson’s animal stories are much-loved and have been best-selling children’s books for nearly four decades.
January 2nd, 2014
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AR book level: 4.0; Middle years; 1.0 points
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